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Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

The miner beat estimates after logging a 16% jump in Q3 nickel production, taking total output of the metal this year to 201,400 metric tons.

Kinder Morgan wins battle over pipeline expansion in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Canada’s Kinder Morgan wins battle over pipeline expansion

The National Energy Board said Kinder Morgan can conduct survey work at Burnaby Mountain, despite opposition from the city.

Potash Corp remains confident of market outlook despite weak prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Potash Corp remains confident of market outlook despite weak prices

The company is approaching the end of a decade-long, US$8.3-billion investment program to boost its potash production capacity.

Golden opportunity divides town in rural Spanish city

El Pais | October 24, 2014
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The dispute dates back four years. Some locals still refuse to use certain shops in the village because their owner has taken one side or another regarding a proposal by Canadian company Asturgold to mine one of Europe’s last major gold reserves.

Barrick Gold Corp. Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Campaign

Recently, Barrick Gold Corp. invested in the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, which launched last year and is a three-year undertaking to raise $7.5 million for regional economic development. Thanks to companies such as Barrick Gold, the endeavor is continuing to gain momentum.

Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.

African Barrick cuts costs, to acquire more gold assets in 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
African Barrick cuts costs, to acquire more gold assets in 2015

Tanzania's largest gold miner reported a 17% jump in third-quarter core profit, and said it anticipates full-year costs at the lower end of it target range of $1,100-$1,175 per ounce sold.

Imperial Metals issues Mount Polley remediation update, has installed berms, pumps

Business in Vancouver | October 23, 2014
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

It said cleanup of the wood that was dislodged after the breach in Quesnel Lake will be completed by mid-November.

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Kicking tires in Alaska and Yukon with mining engineer Jamie Keech

Tommy Humphreys | October 22, 2014
Kicking tires in Alaska and Yukon with mining engineer Jamie Keech

A standout among three of the best Alaska and Yukon gold juniors today.

B.C. Liberal government slashes rate in long-awaited LNG tax

Business in Vancouver | October 22, 2014
B.C. Liberal government slashes rate in long-awaited LNG tax

Recognizing the realities of global energy sector competition and under fire from major LNG proponents prior to being finalized, the BC Liberal government’s tax structure for liquefied natural gas production in the Western Canadian province.

Hopes for Ontario’s Ring of Fire doused as mining companies grow wary

Globe and Mail | October 22, 2014

Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” mineral belt was supposed to be a $60-billion natural resources treasure trove that would bring employment and economic prosperity to a remote part of the province’s north. It hasn’t worked out that way.

Potash Corp./Saskatchewan Given New C$38.00 Price Target at TD Securities POT | Ticker Report

Ticker | October 21, 2014

Research analysts at TD Securities dropped their target priceon shares of Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (TSE:POT) from C$39.00 to C$38.00 in a report released this week.

Diamond found on the Marlin Property in till sampling program

Newswire | October 21, 2014

The Marlin Property comprises 23 mineral claims covering an area of approximately 26,000 ha and lies contiguous to the north and west of the Kennady Diamonds project and west of MLD’s Margaret Lake Property.

Will Strong Q3 Earnings Help Get Potash Corp./Saskatchewan’s Stock Back in Positive Territory?

The Motley Fool | October 21, 2014
Will Strong Q3 Earnings Help Get Potash Corp./Saskatchewan’s Stock Back in Positive Territory?

Although Potash Corp. is a vital player in the agriculture industry, this has not led to a strong performance in the stock market in 2014, as its shares have uderperformed the TSX Composite Index’s 4.5% gain.

IMAGE GALLERY: Gorgeous satellite photos of mining and shipping

Michael Allan McCrae | October 20, 2014
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Warning, the extension looks great but it is not conducive to productivity.

China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Beijing has launched a five-month campaign that aims to finally crackdown on illegal extraction and smuggling of the coveted elements.

RB Energy meltdown highlights tough times for lithium, rare earth firms

Financial Post | October 20, 2014

As RB Energy Inc. flamed out and fell into creditor protection during the past couple of weeks, investors were shell-shocked.

Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

The country’s environmental authority criticized the Top Court decision saying the miner conducted proper consultation with local indigenous groups and shouldn’t have to do it again.

Cliffs the newest victim of iron ore price slump: to take $6bn charge

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Cliffs the newest victim of iron ore price slump: to take $6bn charge

The miner said the move was driven by its revised pricing outlook and adverse market conditions.

Copper price below $3 as mines add a million tonnes

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Copper price below $3 as mines add 1 million tonnes

Copper price sinks to 10-month low after new report says mine capacity representing 6% of current production will come on stream over the next six months.

Iron ore price crushed again

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Iron ore price crushed again

Those calling a market bottom after Monday's surge and Chinese import gains may have been premature.

In Alberta, anxiety grows over declining oil prices

Globe and Mail | October 16, 2014

Alberta’s oil patch and government are watching nervously as the slump in world oil markets threatens the province’s economic boom.

Renewables would boost First Nations’ support for mining in Ontario: poll

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Renewables would boost First Nations’ support for mining in Ontario: poll

About 71% of the Northern Ontario First Nation community residents surveyed believe the provincial government is not doing enough to promote renewables.

BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.

Switzerland’s central bank calls to thwart gold vote

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Switzerland’s central bank calls to thwart gold vote

The initiative seeks to force the SNB to keep at least 20% of its assets in the metal and repatriate gold reserves held abroad.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

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